Striking Lufthansa cabin crews have gone back to work – but disruption continues for Germany’s number one airline.
The union, UFO which is supported by two-thirds of Lufthansa crew, led an eight hour strike on Friday over pay and cost-cutting measures.
Grounded passengers waited hours for flights that were cancelled or delayed during the industrial action.
But some travellers voiced solidarity with the crews. “I can see their working conditions aren’t the best, but the situation here is not manageable, not customer friendly”, said one man.
The cabin crew’s union says it will not rule out further strike action. In response, Lufthansa has said it would try to place passengers on trains
and alternative flights.
The walkout resulted in 200 Lufthansa flight cancellations. The airline has not said how long it will take for operations to return to normal.
The coming weekend promises to be busy for travel because it marks the end of the summer holidays in many parts of Germany, and many Germans would be planning to get away since some regions are still in the midst of their summer breaks.